From June 21-30, Dine Downtown San Jose will offer 25 intriguing downtown restaurant options to enjoy. San Jose has always prided itself on being at the forefront of thinking and technology; the same can be said of Downtown San Jose’s numerous restaurants. Prix fixe menus ranging from $20 to $75 cover the exuberant flavors of San Jose’s modern global fusions, timeless downtown institutions and gourmet dining experiences. 

In step with the beautiful diversity of our city, find an array of global dining options. Enjoy newcomer Nemea Greek Taverna with its beautifully decorated dining room and authentic flavors of Greece. Taste more of the romance of the Mediterranean region while dining at Bella Mia, Il Fornaio, Myth, Paolo’s, 71 Saint Peter and La Pastaia. Savor the exotic flavors at Asian fusion restaurants House of Siam, 19Market and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. And explore the unique flavor of Oaxacan spice at Mezcal. Dig in while welcoming Cafe Stritch and Orchestria Palm Court to downtown and Scott’s Seafood and Teske’s Germania to the once-a-year Dine Downtown promotion.

Great modern American restaurants participating in Dine Downtown feature the beautiful bounty of California’s golden agriculture paired alongside grilled meats with impeccable execution. Michael Mina’s Arcadia, Morton’s and the Silicon Valley Capital Club are wonderful fine-dining experiences, perfect to be enjoyed during this special week. Other American downtown favorites include Loft Bar and Bistro, Billy Berk’s and Sonoma Chicken Coop. Additionally Los Gatos Brewing Company, Vino Vino, Fahrenheit and San Pedro Bistro & Wine match menus with their enjoyable wine and cocktail programs.

No matter what culinary adventures you take during Dine Downtown, rest assured you will find value, excitingly prepared flavors as well as the pride in supporting our city and the restaurants that call downtown San Jose home. As a bonus, this year’s sponsor Sysco will donate $1 to Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchens for every prix fixe meal sold during Dine Downtown.

19Market Restaurant
19 N. Market St., San Jose; 408.280.6111. A downtown favorite for delicious Vietnamese fusion, 19Market is offering prix fixe menus for $20, $30 and $40. First-course choices include spring rolls, Vietnamese chicken salad, Vietnamese tacos or crab cake. The $20 menu offers lemongrass chicken, curry prawns, catfish in a clay pot or mango tofu. The $30 menu features grilled salmon, tamarind prawns, shaking beef or lamb or vegetarian Shanghai noodles. The $40 menu includes lemongrass seabass or lamb chops, tiger prawns or vegetarian crispy-edge noodles. Dessert options are a tropical pudding with jackfruit, tropical sweet rolls and a flourless chocolate cake.

71 Saint Peter Mediterranean Grill
71 N. San Pedro St., San Jose; 408.971.8523. A romantic fine-dining experience, 71 Saint Peter Mediterranean Grill is offering a $40 tasting menu with the option to include wine pairings for $22 extra per person. The meal begins with a Mediterranean Dungeness crab salad with lemon black-pepper vinaigrette, followed by a summer vegetable risotto with mascarpone cheese. Main course is a choice between black pepper seared ahi tuna or a bacon wrapped petite filet mignon. Dessert is a cheesecake Napoleon with wild berry marmalade and vanilla tuile.


100 W. San Carlos St., San Jose; 408.278.4555. A refined modern American steakhouse by global chef Michael Mina, Arcadia is serving a gourmet $75 prix fixe menu. First course begins with either an heirloom tomato salad, tuna tartare or duck spring rolls. Entrees include chorizo crusted scallops with jalapeno creamed corn; mustard greens with chorizo vinaigrette; an Oscar filet with Dungeness crab, asparagus and bérnaise sauce; and tagliatelle pasta with black truffles, English peas, asparagus and poached egg. Dessert is a choice between a strawberry shortcake or a root beer float, root beer sorbet and warm chocolate chip cookies. 

Bella Mia Restaurant and Bar
58 S. First St., San Jose; 408.280.1993. Bella Mia’s service, ambience and delicious Italian specialties make it a favorite for date night or a meal before enjoying a show. For Dine Downtown the $30 three-course meal begins with a choice of Caesar salad with romaine hearts or Italian dressed spring mixed greens with strawberries, orange segments and feta cheese; an entrée choice of petite filet mignon and prawns alongside mashed potatoes or citrus grilled Alaskan Halibut with risotto, arugula and pineapple salsa; and a dessert of petite white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry sauce.

Billy Berk’s

99 S. First St., San Jose; 408.292.4300. A lively bar with a hearty selection of tasty modern American shared plates, Billy Berk’s is offering $30 and $40 menus. The $30 menu starts with fried zucchini, mango guacamole or buffalo wings. Entrees include mojito skirt steak, salmon or baby back ribs followed by a choice of key lime brulee, apple turnover or chocolate chip cookie pie. The $40 menu offers cheesy garlic, roasted tomatoes and basil, calamari or assorted sliced sausage with mustard. Second course is blackened rib eye steak, top sirloin with prawns or Dungeness crab stuffed trout. Dessert selections include a pot of hot fudge sundae, fantasy cake or bread pudding.

Café Stritch
374 S. First St., San Jose; 408.280.6161. An exciting renewal of the classical Eulipia restaurant, Café Stritch features delicious American staples in a casual creative atmosphere. The restaurant’s $20 menu begins with a choice of clam chowder, butchers chili or creamy tomato soup. Second course is a salad selection including mixed greens, bacon and blue cheese salad, or spicy cabbage. Main course options include seafood jambalaya, baby back ribs, chicken and waffles, or a vegetarian option. Dessert is a chocolate chip cookie or two scoops of Marianne’s ice cream. 

Fahrenheit Restaurant
99 E. San Fernando St., San Jose; 408.998.9998. Fahrenheit features modern American gourmet small plates in an exciting atmosphere. Their $30 menu begins with the choice of an Asian pear and apple salad with candied pecans and Humboldt Fog blue cheese, grilled quail eggs, a cheese plate with Humboldt Fog blue, Spanish manchego, prosciutto or gnocchi with manchego. Second course options include a pan-seared Sacramento sturgeon, grass-fed New York steak with heirloom tomatoes, or an herb-marinated chicken with Brussels sprouts and red potato hash. Desserts include the choice of peach compote atop a puff pastry with vanilla gelato, chocolate mousse cake with toasted coconut and seasonal gelato, or a butterscotch pot de creme with shortbread cookie.

House of Siam
151 S. Second St., San Jose; 408.295.3397. An authentic experience of the exotic flavors of Thai cuisine, House of Siam features a $39 prix fixe menu for two for Dine Downtown. The meal begins with an appetizer plate of traditional spring rolls and chicken satay with peanut dipping sauce. For second course, a choice of two dishes which include curry chicken, beef, pork, seafood or duck (add $2 for seafood or duck), pad Thai noodle, garlic or basil chicken, and Siam beef. Your meal ends with a shared dessert from the choices of coconut sticky rice with fresh mango, fried banana with ice cream or exotic bomba.

Il Fornaio
302 S. Market St., San Jose; 408.271.3366. A fine Italian restaurant that complements the timeless hotel Sainte Claire, Il Fornaio is serving a $30 prix fixe menu for Dine Downtown. The meal begins with either a house salad, bruschetta or house-made minestrone soup with seasonal vegetables. Second course is either a lasagna with meat ragu and porcini mushrooms, mesquite grilled salmon filet, or a grilled double breast of chicken marinated with rosemary, thyme and sage. Dessert selections include tiramisu, sponge cake with chocolate mousse and raspberries, or a selection of assorted Italian ice creams and sorbets.

La Pastaia
233 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose; 408.286.8686. Located in the historic Hotel De Anza, La Pastaia is offering a three-course menu for $40. First course selections include a fritto misto of calamari, rock shrimp and lemon with a spicy aioli; a house salad of bibb and red oak lettuces with vine ripe tomatoes, pistachios and feta cheese; and ricotta ravioli in brown butter and sage. Second course is wood oven lamb chops with couscous, asparagus and cabernet-mint reduction; a pan-roasted salmon with balsamic glaze and shaved fennel salad with parmesan; or a 12 oz. bone-in pork chop with a white bean cassoulet. Dessert is a selection between chocolate creme brulee, tiramisu and assorted gelato.

Loft Bar and Bistro
90 S. Second St., San Jose; 408.291.0677. A fun atmosphere with a menu featuring a large selection of small plates makes Loft Bar and Bistro a popular gathering place. Loft’s $30 menu begins with a choice of cup of soup, tomato mozzarella salad or baby spinach salad. For second course, dishes include braised lamb shanks in a sweet mint-rosemary port sauce, pork tenderloin marinated in red wine wi and served with a whole grain mustard demi-glace, grilled prawn skewers with a lemon caper butter sauce, or chicken and broccoli rotini. The meal finishes with a white chocolate creme brulee, Loft cheesecake or a hot fudge chocolate cake.

Los Gatos Brewing Company
163 W. Santa Clara St., San Jose; 408.292.9928. Local micro brewery Los Gatos Brewing Company is serving a $30 menu, which complements the restaurant’s great brews. Starters include a market salad, shrimp and spinach with chopped egg and pine nuts, arancine balls with risotto, spicy sausage and smoked mozzarella, or lamb and pork ricotta meatballs. Entrée selections are gorgonzola gnocchi, prime strip steak with chimichurri sauce, hampshire pork chop, a roasted half chicken or ocean trout. Dessert is a choice of either German chocolate cake or creme brulee.

Mezcal Restaurant
25 W. San Fernando St., San Jose; 408.283.9595. Serving the deliciously different flavors of Oaxaca, a blend of sweet, savory and spice paired with a bar featuring many varieties of the restaurant’s smoky namesake, Mezcal is not your typical Mexican restaurant. The restaurant’s $30 menu begins with a choice of an iceberg wedge, a chipotle spiced vegetarian tortilla soup or grilled prawns marinated with an Oaxacan herb blend. Second course options include a bone-in pork chop, grilled sea bass over a bed of sautéed spinach, or eggplant napoleon layered with a trio of goat cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes. For dessert enjoy either warm Oaxacan chocolate cake or Don Julio anejo neat with chocolate and sliced orange.


177 Park Ave., San Jose; 408.947.7000. This fine American steakhouse establishment is offering a $45 prix fixe menu. Appetizer selections include a Caesar salad, Morton’s salad or cup of five onion soup. For second course, entrée choices are a 6 oz. filet, double-cut prime pork chop, honey-chili glazed salmon or chicken bianco. Additionally each entrée comes with a choice of either lyonnaise potatoes, creamed corn, sour cream mashed potatoes or steamed broccoli with hollandaise. Your meal finishes with either a chocolate mousse or cheesecake.

Myth Taverna

152 Post St., San Jose; 408.286.7678. Mixing a delicious menu of Greek cuisine and the exciting vibe of a sophisticated lounge, Myth is serving a $22 menu. Appetizers include grilled pita with Greek spreads, meatballs with lemon yogurt sauce, a Greek salad or spanakopita. Main course selections include a grilled chicken platter with veggie ragout and basmati rice, a slow roasted pulled pork sandwich, gyro saganaki or a vegetable “baklava.” Dessert is a choice of orange zest cake or sokolatina, a flourless chocolate cake.

Nemea Greek Taverna
96 S. First St., San Jose; 408.279.4255. Nemea Greek Taverna serves elegant, delicious Greek cuisine in a beautifully designed dining room that whisks you away to the Mediterranean. The $50 menu begins with an amuse of traditional Greek pikilias: tzatziki and melitzanosalata served with house-made pita bread. First course choices include spanakopita or lamb meatballs with citrus pepper compote. For second course, options include moussaka with lamb, potato and eggplant in a béchamel sauce, rib cut lamb chops or a grilled bluenose bass. Dessert includes baklava, galactoboureko, yogurt sorbet or strawberry apple cobbler.

Orchestria Palm Court

27 E. William St., San Jose; 408.288.5606. Decorated with historical music boxes and rustic 20th-century décor, Orchestria Palm Court is serving $30, $40 and $50 prix fixe menus. For the $30 menu, the meal begins with a summer strawberry salad. The $40 and $50 menus feature a choice of either the strawberry salad or salmon tartine. Second course on the $50 menu is a shrimp puttanesca, on the $40 menu a paprika-rubbed pork chop, and for the $30 menu a choice of either ratatouille with whole wheat pasta or roasted chicken quarter with fingerling potatoes. Dessert on the $30 menu is a fountain ice cream dish, while the other menus offer banana split brulee or roasted peach bread pudding.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro
98 S. Second St., San Jose; 408.961.5250. For Dine Downtown this modern Chinese bistro offers an extensive prix fixe menu for two persons for $39.95. For first course, two dishes of either hot-and-sour or egg-drop soup. Second course selections include lettuce wraps, salt and pepper calamari, dumplings or crab wontons. Third course is two selections from Chang’s spicy chicken, honey chicken/shrimp, sesame chicken, Mongolian beef, pepper steak, beef with broccoli, almond & cashew chicken, ginger chicken with broccoli, kung pao chicken/shrimp, orange peel chicken/beef/shrimp, beef à la Sichuan, sweet and sour chicken/pork; and for dessert, one of Chang’s sweet treats.

Paolo’s Restaurant

333 W. San Carlos St., San Jose; 408.294.2558. A downtown favorite for enjoying Italian classics with a contemporary twist before a performance or play, Paolo’s is serving a $40 menu for Dine Downtown. The meal begins with a choice between fritto misto with lemon caper mayonnaise, a Caesar salad, or butternut squash gnocchi with sage butter and porcini mushrooms. Entrée selections include the catch of the day steamed in parchment, a flat iron steak in shallot-herb butter with roasted cherry tomato and grilled corn salad, or a roasted duck breast with medjool dates, moscato reduction and braised seasonal greens. Dessert is a selection between coconut panna cotta, a flourless chocolate cake with blood orange caramel sauce, or warm doughnuts with limoncello mascarpone and strawberry sauce.

San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine
20 N. Almaden Ave.,408.298.9463. An inviting bistro atmosphere with an elegant menu, San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine Bar is offering a three-course menu for $40. First course is choice between a tricolor beet salad in a champagne vinaigrette or crab cake with lemon aioli. Second course is a selection between a duck leg confit with a Muscat wine demi glace, bistro steak and frites, or seared scallops with a lemon beurre blanc sauce. Dessert is chocolate or vanilla gelato.

Scott’s Seafood
185 Park Ave., San Jose: 408.971.1700. Scott’s Seafood offers a variety of fish, USDA prime cuts, chicken, pasta and more. Patrons can indulge in this San Jose restaurant’s inviting ambience while enjoying views of the city from the sixth floor. View their prix fixe menu 

Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 W. San Fernando St. Suite 1700, San Jose; 408.971.9300. The elusive Capital Club with its member-only status is open to the general public during Dine Downtown and at $40 a person, the refined gourmet menu is an excellent value for the experience. First course dishes include a selection of three tartars of hamachi, salmon and ahi tuna, a smoked trout salad with summer greens and apricot honey vinaigrette, or the soup of the day. Entree selections feature a filet of beef with duck fat potato fig hash, cipollini puree and king trumpet mushrooms, roasted half chicken or pan-seared wild salmon. Dessert is a choice between mango brulee or a summer berry shortcake with orange cream.

Sonoma Chicken Coop
31 N. Market St., San Jose; 408.287.4098. This South Bay favorite is offering a $35 dinner for two for Dine Downtown San Jose. First course includes either a garden or Caesar salad. For the second course, diners choose from any two entrees off the main menu, including pastas, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, rotisserie chicken or Angus steaks. The third course is a shared dessert with the options of fruit crepes, butterscotch bread pudding, dark chocolate fondue, banana phyllo sundae or New York cheesecake. Any two beverages, including selected wine and beer, are also included.

Teske’s Germania
255 N. First St., San Jose; 408.292.2091. Teske’s Germania is a delightful bit of Germany in the heart of San Jose. Their $30 Dine Downtown menu begins with soup and salad. Authentic and delicious German entrees include a choice of venison schnitzel with poppyseed spatzle and red cabbage, schwein haxe (pork shank) with sauerkraut and German potato salad or a veal chop topped with marscapone cheese and crab served with mushroom risotto. Dessert is homemade apple strudel.

Vino Vino

87 N. San Pedro St. #105, San Jose; 408.703.2333. A classy yet unpretentious wine bar in downtown’s new San Pedro Square Market, Vino Vino is offering a $20 and $40 prix fixe menu. On the $20 menu there’s a choice between one appetizer or dessert, with a panini for your main course. Appetizer selections include smoked salmon or brie, fig and prosciutto crostini, edamame, burrata or bruschetta. Panini selections include ham and brie, chicken pesto, caprese prosciutto, Italian meat and cheese, and a sweet nutella, peanut butter and banana. The $40 menu for two begins with a meat and cheese plate, choice of two paninis and two dessert options which include tiramisu, creme brulee or cheesecake.